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Today, I met someone who is making $35,000 selling alcohol to minors at a college watering hole. I barely make that in a year as a first year general education professor. MMT

#17709 (1) - Jul 24, 2013 by GoRobb - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (363) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I am home for summer break and was planning on going to visit my favorite teacher from high school. It turns out he passed away last month in his classroom from a heart attack. I am shocked! He completely changed my life, helped me get into college, and never let me give up on myself. Thank you Mr. Caulk. You will always MMT.

#17707 (1) - Jul 23, 2013 by David - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (335) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, as I looked at my ex-boyfriend of almost five years from across office, I realized that it’s weird how we go from being strangers, to being friends, to being inseparable, to being strangers all over again. MMT

#17705 (0) - Jul 21, 2013 by shanan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, my mom washed the blood stains off of my clothes (from my cutting), but never asked where they came from. MMT

#17704 (2) - Jul 21, 2013 by merchickamer - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (377) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my dad donated most of his life savings - roughly $300K - to the cancer research facility where I am currently being treated in hopes that the scientists will be able to use the money to buy me more than the 12 months they're giving me now with my leukemia. MMT

#17703 (1) - Jul 20, 2013 by Quid - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (586) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I spent my son's 12th birthday with him in his hospice care room. The reason for cancer in children will always MMT.

#17701 (2) - Jul 18, 2013 by dad - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (339) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, in a long apology letter, from death row, he sincerely wrote, “I never purposely meant to kill your son. I was lost and insane in that moment.” MMT

#17700 (0) - Jul 18, 2013 by Kels - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (489) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, five years and five mobile phones later, I still import your number every time, just to remind myself of the beauty this planet is missing. MMT

#17699 (2) - Jul 17, 2013 by Love4ever - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (500) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I miss you already mom. Receiving summa cum laude honors at my graduation ceremony for my Ph.D seems so unimportant when you are in a coma, dying in a hospital on opposite side of the country. MMT

#17697 (0) - Jul 16, 2013 by onlytears - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (414) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I can no longer give a speech at my middle brother's wedding, because I am too angry that he calls himself a good Christian and yet allows his friends to refer to our youngest brother as a "fag." MMT

#17696 (6) - Jul 16, 2013 by k - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (599) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, when my new psychiatrist asked me whether I suspected that my depression might be hereditary, I told him I could not say for sure as my single mother took her own life when I was only two years old. MMT

#17695 (0) - Jul 15, 2013 by idkany - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (364) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I recognized the guy I served at the soup kitchen for the needy. His name is Mr. Jansen. Fifteen years ago, he was my high school physical education teacher. I had heard through the grapevine that he had been laid off several years back. MMT

#17686 (1) - Jul 10, 2013 by bcsoftball13 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (367) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, it felt weird when I realized I no longer knew anyone alive who I was blood related to. MMT

#17682 (0) - Jul 7, 2013 by 1for1 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (508) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after my son's attempted suicide, I am sitting here in the hospital beside his bed facing the realization that he threatened to do it, but I didn't take him seriously. MMT

#17679 (6) - Jul 5, 2013 by Llama - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, it's been a long time since I tried to help him when we were in high school. Back then, when I realized his negativity was hurting me, and I found myself being sucked in too far, I had to let go. Everyone blamed me for how he was. After 7 years, he said he forgave me when he asked me to dance with him out in the middle of the street at a festival this afternoon on the 4th of July. He passed away of a sudden heart attack a few minutes ago, an hour after our dance. MMT

#17678 (0) - Jul 4, 2013 by alliewatts - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (330) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, my 23-year-old cat passed away in his sleep in my lap. He jumped up on my lap about a hour earlier. His love for me right up until the end MMT.

#17676 (0) - Jul 3, 2013 by paiger - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (545) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I woke up hung over next to a boy I hope i never see again. Last night I fell asleep drunk next to my best friend who I've been in love with for nearly a year. I'm talking about the same boy... who I thought wasn't like every other boy. I thought I could trust him. Under the influence, he proved me wrong. MMT

#17673 (17) - Jul 2, 2013 by anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (485) - No, that made me sleepy. (143)

Today, my sister's water broke with her late husband's first child exactly 9 months, to the day, after he passed away. MMT

#17669 (1) - Jun 30, 2013 by gatsby - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, marks the 10 year anniversary of my wife’s passing, and she’s still the last thing I think about every night before I fall asleep. MMT

#17663 (0) - Jun 26, 2013 by Goonee - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (467) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, when I asked him why he decided to quit teaching high school Chemistry - something he was in love with when I spoke with him last year - to sell cars for a living, he said, "The $37K salary they were paying me just wasn't paying the bills. I had to think of my family first." MMT

#17655 (0) - Jun 22, 2013 by Devs - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (355) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

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